Apple has probably made a huge mistake by not extending its battery relief program for the iPhone 6s to the iPhone 6. The latter has been shown to share the same risks with its more potent sibling not only in terms of random explosions but also failure rates, at least according to hardware diagnostics firm Blancco.
It is worthwhile to note that ‘failure’ here means the device failing to perform as promised due to software bugs, hardware defects, and whatnot. Whereas the iPhone 6s was the main culprit when it came to sudden shutdowns, the iPhone 6 mostly just a really faulty device.
Nevertheless, it is pretty surprising that there hasn’t been any word of the iPhone SE exploding or shutting down at random. After all, the 4.0-inch device is nearly identical in specs with the iPhone 6s, apart from its build, battery capacity, and front-facing camera.
The iPhone SE runs on the same 64-bit Apple A9 chipset as its larger sibling, and boasts the same exact 12MP rear camera as well as 2GB RAM.
Hopefully pointing this out doesn’t jinx the mini flagship, but it’s really something that should be considered by anyone looking to buy the iPhone 6 or 6s. Besides being tragedy-free, the iPhone SE costs only $400, making it a more tempting proposition than the others at this point.
And in case you haven’t heard, Apple is set to release a 128GB version of the SE, probably at the expense of the 16GB model that serves as the entry-level option.